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News Release

For immediate use

June 15, 2004 -- No. 309

Local angles: Chapel Hill, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro and
Rutherfordton, N.C.; Brentwood, Tenn.; and Diego Martin, Trinidad.

UNCís Bryan Fellows begin summer service projects in North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL -- Five University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students will complete diverse service projects throughout North Carolina this summer as recent recipients of the Carolina Center for Public Serviceís Robert E. Bryan Fellowships.

Named in honor of alumnus Robert E. Bryan, of Newton Grove, the fellowships are given each summer to students to support public service projects addressing identifiable needs in the state. Fellows plan and implement the projects in conjunction with a community partner and a UNC faculty mentor.

The programís goal is to unite university and community efforts in addressing pressing issues within N.C. communities, said Amy Gorely, the centerís associate director.

"The Robert E. Bryan Fellowship Program is an excellent example of how students work together with faculty and community members to help North Carolina and its citizens," she said.

The five 2004 fellows each receive up to $3,000 to fund their own projects.

For more information, click on http://www.unc.edu/cps or contact Dr. Lynn Blanchard, director of the Carolina Center for Public Service, at (919) 843-7568.

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Note: To arrange interviews with Bryan Fellowship recipients, contact Blanchard at (919) 843-7568 or blanchard@unc.edu.

News Services contact: Deb Saine, (919) 962-8415 or deborah_saine@unc.edu